Crews Prepare for Biggest November Winter Storm in a Decade
Forecasters are predicting anywhere from 8 to 12 inches of snow in the Twin Cities on Tuesday night into Wednesday morning. The storm could turn into an epic blizzard on one of the busiest holiday weekends of the year.
“It’s gonna be bad,” said Todd Krause, from the National Weather Service. “The snow’s going to come down hard. It’s going to come down fast. Visibility will be very, very poor.”
MnDOT asks want those who have to travel to respect the slick and icy conditions.
“Slow down,” advises Jed Falgren from MNDOT. “Slow down. Headlights on, cruise control turned off.”
MnDOT says they have a fleet of more than 800 snow plows and 1800 drivers who will be clearing roads.
“We’re gonna be quite well spread out ready to attack whatever does come our way,” said Falgren.
MnDOT urges drivers to give snow plows space.
If you do have to travel in the storm, pack a safety kit with water, food, a flashlight, and extra clothing.
For updated road conditions, call 511, or go to www.511mndot.org